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SGS is pleased to launch a new range of comfort and athleisure wear services for the textile and footwear industries. This is a full range service in testing and technical support for comfort, performance, functional, and sportswear brands and suppliers.

In recent years, a new athleisure trend has been emerging. This trend has moved the apparel industry to another level of innovation, such as high-tech fibers, materials, and finishing, coupled with highly fashionable design. With such innovative garments, many brands no longer focus solely on performance. They also focus on comfort.
As everyone has a different standard of comfort, the textile and apparel industry must have a common definition in order to fulfill consumers’ needs. With this new service, SGS defines comfort into thermoregulation, skin sensation, body movement, and psychological comfort. Equipped with state-of-the-art wear comfort testing facilities and expertise, SGS can help to test fabric, fabric systems and finished garments to assess different aspects of performance that influence wear comfort. Different technical support services for brands and supply chains are also offered through the SGS’s global network of expertise.
To find out more about this new service, check out the Comfort and Athleisure Wear Service video, or go to
For further information, please contact:
Michelle Harrison
Laboratory Manager
SGS United Kingdom Ltd
t: +44 (0)116 284 6780
Rob Croskell BTech CText FTI
Softlines Specialist
SGS United Kingdom Ltd 
t: +44 (0)1379 668625
m: +44 (0)7730 544718


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